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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Central Highlands.

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How Far From Central Highlands to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Central Highlands to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Central Highlands to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Central Highlands to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,546 miles [10,534.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,255 miles [11,675.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,131 miles [8,257.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Central Highlands ...

While the name Central Highlands is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Central Highlands, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the Northeast

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Central Highlands. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Central Highlands. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Central Highlands) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Central Highlands. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5543, Longitude: -86.7161     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Central Highlands have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Central Highlands to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.627 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.235 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.254 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Central Highlands.